ISACS News


UNDP Madagascar analyses national legislation on firearms using ISACS

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Craft firearms collected by police in the south of Madagascar
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UNDP Madagascar requested assistance from the ISACS Inter-Agency Support Unit to conduct an analysis of malagasy laws, regulations, procedures and practices as they relate to (1) arms management by the defence and security forces and (2) the access of civilians to firearms in Madagascar.  


UNLIREC uses ISACS to support laying down of arms in Colombia

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“The United Nations Mission in Colombia sought assistance from the Regional Centre to contribute to the “laying down of arms” component of the historic peace process negotiated between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army. …


UNIDIR leads training on ISACS and its Assessment Tool at NATO School

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The Conventional Weapons Programme of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) supported the NATO School's "Small Arms and Light Weapons and Mine Action” training course on 12 June 2017 in Oberammergau, Germany, by leading the following 1-hour training sessions:


UNRCPD trains ASEAN States on ISACS and its Assessment Tool

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“ The training workshop […] brought together 23 participants from the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Timor-Leste, and the ASEAN Association of Chiefs of Police (ASEANAPOL), as well as representatives from the United Nations, to discuss progress and challenges in the implementation of the PoA and the International Tracing Instrument (ITI), and the use of the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS).


ISACS features in UNDP report on rule of law and human rights

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“UNDP, in partnership with the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, leads the UN system in developing and supporting the use of International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS). ISACS provide voluntary, practical guidance on putting in place effective national controls over the full life cycle of small arms and light weapons (SALW). …


MSAG committed to effective application of ISACS

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“In cooperation with the partner countries of the Multinational Small Arms and Ammunition Group (MSAG), Switzerland offers courses for small arms and ammunition experts in order to sustain the corresponding expertise nationally and to anchor it internationally. In 2013 and 2016, Switzerland hosted the MSAG Symposium, which is held every six months. …